September 1, 1984
of the Greasepaint
Forget his Hollywood success
in "My Favorite Year." Mark Linn-Baker of CBS' Comedy Zone
insists that "my interest is primarily in the theater." Indeed,
it rankles him to be reminded that -- despite years of theater work (including a
stint in Broadway's "Doonesbury") -- he's still best known for
"My Favorite Year." "Maybe it made some people in
California notice," he says, "but New York theater people have always
been familiar with my work." Which brings us back to Comedy Zone,
a summer series that draws its cast and writers from the New York stage.
The series features six regulars, plus a string of guest stars. Is there
time enough for everyone? "I don't worry about that," says
Linn-Baker. "I am a theater person. I'm only interested in
whether the material works."